“The question of unity in the Church is really a question of influence. In John 17 Jesus prays that his future disciples would be one, even as He is one with the Father, so that through their unity the world would believe the message of Christ. In other words, the effectiveness of our evangelism henges on the ability of God’s people to be reconciled with one another - to reflect the Gospel proclamation of Ephesians 2:17, which declares that the cross has already torn down the wall of hostility, turning the two groups into one and destroying the enmity. The Bridge-Builders training is a starting point for those seeking to learn practically what it means to be a reconciler - to be One Blood - as they journey through issues of race, poverty and culture in light of the good news of God’s Kingdom.”
- Dr. John M. Perkins (Founder of the Christian Community Development Association)
There was so much meat packed into a short period of time. The weekend was truly a blessing, but also one that can be taken back and applied to our community.
- Gwen Jones (Community Center Board Member in Mineral Wells, TX)
I think that this should be a requirement for everyone in ministry. It’s extremely important to equip yourself, and in this short week I’ve learned things that I know will carry me for the rest of my life. I definitely think that everyone should take this opportunity.
— Jeremiah Pickett (Youth Leader in Fayetteville AR)
It beat my expectations for sure. I feel like I walked away with a greater understanding of missions. I feel like I walked away with a greater understanding of how to reach my friends, or reach my city, or reach my culture for Christ.
— Ron Bolden (Youth Pastor in Cleveland OH)
Because of the way that the program is designed, it makes it so that no matter what background you come from, you get a good idea of what it means to be a Christian leader. I think that this is the perfect tool to challenge your students whether they grew up in the church or are just learning about their faith for the first time.
— Jasper Logan (Youth Minister in Fayetteville AR)